I was in the writing mood and as I haven’t finished any of the books that i’m currently reading, I thought i’d do a tag. I really liked this one because it’s long (grab yourself a cup of tea) and there were questions that I hadn’t answered before.
Let’s do this! 😀
1. How many books is too many books in a series?
I personally think that trilogies are the perfect number in a series. If they’re longer, I either end up not finishing them – à la A Song of Ice and Fire or I just (even though i’ve bought the book) can’t bring myself to read on when an author decides to publish another book in the series several years later after saying that the third would be the last. e.g. The Shiver series by Maggie Steifvater, which I really enjoyed as a trilogy.
2. How do you feel about cliff-hangers?
I don’t mind them but I prefer when a story ends with closure.
3. Hardcopy or paperback?
Hmm, I usually buy paperbacks because their cheaper but when I do really like the look of a hardback cover, i’ll buy them, but prettiness aside, they are very impractical, so paperback it is!
4. Favourite Book?
I don’t think I can pick just one, so i’m going to pick an old and a new favourite. Old: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, it was the first classic I genuinely enjoyed and sparked my interest in gothic literature. New: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, I just loved how much I was able to connect to the main character, who is literally the opposite of who I am as a person.
5. Least Favourite Book?
I don’t really have any least favourite books, there are a few that I did not finish because I didn’t like or connect with them but as of recent, i’d have to say The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I had high expectations but I found most of it to be boring, tedious and the opposite of what I thought this adventure was going to be like… don’t even get me started on all the songs -_-
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
For the most part yes (shock? horror?) The ones that I have read were engaging enough for me to understand why they were introduced and why they were necessary (ish) to the plot. I also, in the same way you anticipate a mystery, like to wonder about which person will be chosen – it’s all in good fun. I instead, hate watching them play out in films or TV shows because they always write the most generic and uninteresting love triangle story arcs.
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Oroonoko by Aphra Behn, published in 1688.
11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Quiet Power: Growing Up as an Introvert in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, published in 2016.
12. Favourite author?
Probably J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith, because i’ve read and really enjoyed a lot of her work – It does help that she likes to write series of books.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
I used to borrow books from the library a lot when I was younger but now definitely buying.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
Anything Jane Austen (except Northanger Abbey), i’m just not a fan of her writing style and her books are repetitive i.e. the goal is always marriage.
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks! Dog-ears are a no-no for me.
16. A book you can always re-read?
The Harry Potter series, other than that, i’m not really a big re-reader.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
I prefer silence but I listen to music when i’m on public transport or in a room where there are other distractions.
18. One POV or multiple POV’s?
It depends on the book. There are some stories where another POV really helps my understanding of the story and then there are other books where there are POVs of characters that I just don’t really care about and feel like they detract from the main characters arc.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Over multiple days, I don’t like to rush through books, unless it’s really, really good.
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
I definitely used to when I was younger but recently, I can’t think of a book that i’ve read just because of the cover – for me the blurb is the most important thing.
Well that’s it for now, I really enjoyed answering these questions!
Would you have similar or completely different answers to mine? Let me know!
I tag any of you reading this who wants to give it a go, I highly recommend it!
Thanks for reading! 🙂